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Birth Mother for Gay Dads Will Share Her Story

Birth Mother for Gay Dads Will Share Her Story


Mariah MacCarthy, who unexpectedly became pregnant and chose to give her child to a gay couple, debuts her new solo show Baby Mama in NYC.

A surprise pregnancy becomes a special gift for two gay men in Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give a Child to Gay People, Mariah MacCarthy's solo show about becoming a birth mother.

Baby Mama will have its world premiere August 18 for one night only at New York City's Dixon Place with hopes of a longer run in the future.

The show "tracks one birth mother's true adoption journey, from conception to placement with the gay couple of her dreams -- while still living her life, dating, and attending the occasional orgy," according to press notes about the production. "From adoption agencies to (ahem) discharge, from burlesque to good-byes, this up-close-and-personal night of storytelling is everything about those ten months you ever wanted to know (and probably plenty that you didn't). Bring hankies."

MacCarthy, a rapper, storyteller, and burlesque artist, is executive artistic director of Caps Lock Theatre and associate artistic director of The Brick. Her playwriting credits include LGBT-inclusive works such as The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret, The Foreplay Play, and Magic Trick.

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